broken "dist-upgrade" potato > woody
I have been trying to upgrade (apt-get) to woody. The download process was
interrupted several times, data sockets timed out, ppp connection fell, etc,
and by following the "try --fix-missing" prompts, I ended up with a partially
downloaded and partially installed upgrade. Then going back to complete with
"--fix-broken", I finally managed to get all the packages on my system, but
they won't install now. I don't know if this is a debconf problem, a Perl
problem, or an apt-get problem, and most importantly, I don't know how to solve
Help needed and appreciated. Following is report from apt-get:
278 packages upgraded, 28 newly installed, 0 to remove and 6 not upgraded.
123 packages not fully installed or removed.
Need to get 0B/144MB of archives. After unpacking 52.3MB will be used.
Do you want to continue? [Y/n]
debconf: Perl may be unconfigured (Can't locate XSLoader.pm in @INC (@INC
contains: /usr/lib/perl5/i386-linux /usr/lib/perl5
/usr/lib/perl5/5.005/i386-linux /usr/lib/perl5/5.005 .) at
/usr/lib/perl5/5.6/i386-linux/POSIX.pm line 7.
BEGIN failed--compilation aborted at /usr/lib/perl5/5.6/i386-linux/POSIX.pm
Compilation failed in require at /usr/lib/perl5/Debian/DebConf/Template.pm line
BEGIN failed--compilation aborted at /usr/lib/perl5/Debian/DebConf/Template.pm
Compilation failed in require at /usr/lib/perl5/Debian/DebConf/ConfigDb.pm line
BEGIN failed--compilation aborted at /usr/lib/perl5/Debian/DebConf/ConfigDb.pm
Compilation failed in require at (eval 1) line 3.
BEGIN failed--compilation aborted at (eval 1) line 3.
) -- aborting
E: Write error - write (32 Broken pipe)
E: Failure running script /usr/sbin/dpkg-preconfigure --apt
Thanks very much